Belton Park Military Camp in WWI

Belton Park Military Camp in WWI

England MK13, United Kingdom

Created By: Willowbrook

Tour Information

Welcome to Belton Park in World War 1. Access to the site east of Old Wood is by a stile reached up the east avenue of trees (yellow route on map). Once there, it is easier to follow a roughly clockwise route to return by the same stile. Please keep dogs on a lead at all times. Avoid disturbing the deer herds & sheep. Do not remove any artefact found or use a metal detector or drone. Camera icons indicate the site of a WW1 photo. Binocular icons signify archaeological features. Officer icons a visible, but inaccessible area. Some features may depend on the time of year, e.g. parch-marks. The map above shows the extent of the military use of Grantham in WW1 with the railway marked as a red line. This walk deals only with the use of free access land under National Trust ownership. Do not trespass outside of this area.


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What You'll See on the Tour

1
Belton House

During WWI, home to the Third Earl Brownlow.
2
West Courtyard Fountain

Lord Kitchener with the Third Earl Brownlow & Countess Adelaide Brownlow to his right standing in front of this fountain October 1914. The Belton troops referred to their inoculation scars as Kitchener's medal. (Grantham Journal 1914).... Read more
3
Machine Guns; Cycles; Cavalry AKA Novel Military Competition Machine

Play Video The opening shots show the south west front of Belton House, Grantham, Lincolnshire. The motorcyclists are driving down the south avenue. The Machine Gun Corps was founded in 1915 and trained in the Belton Military Camp built in ... Read more

 

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